GIAN 10-Day Course on
Design of Anchorages in Concrete Construction and their Role in Structural Strengthening

Registration is now open, Last date for receiving applications : July 15, 2019 Click Here for Course Schedule

Image Dr. Akanshu Sharma is working at the Institute of Construction Materials, the University of Stuttgart since 2013. The University of Stuttgart is the world leader in the field of anchorage technology, and Prof. Sharma is working extensively on the field of innovative strengthening solutions with fastenings. His research interests include Seismic assessment and strengthening of RC frame structures; Anchorage in concrete construction; Fire performance of RC structures; Impact behavior of RC structures etc. He has authored more than 120 research papers so far including 40 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. He is the technical secretary for the fib TG 2.9 (Fastenings to structural concrete and masonry) committee, a member of fib TG 2.5 (Bond and material models) and a member of the German national committee for the design of concrete structures under fire loads. He is a reviewer for several high impact international journals. Dr. Akanshu Sharma received his M. Tech. (Hons.) from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi in 2004. He was the only selected candidate in civil engineering in 2002 for the reputed DAE graduate fellowship scheme (DGFS) of the Department of Atomic Energy. He worked as a Scientific officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai from 2004 to 2013. During this time he received the fellowship for Indo-German collaborative project through which he pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Stuttgart and was awarded the doctorate with honors in 2013
Image Dr. KVL Subramaniam, Professor, IIT Hyderabad Prof. Subramaniam’s research expertise is in the areas of fracture mechanics, material characterization using destructive and non-destructive methods, health monitoring and repair & strengthening of structures. He has published several papers on fracture mechanics and repair of concrete structures. He has also served as a consultant on various projects related to strengthening. He is a fellow of ASCE and ACI, USA and serves on several international commit-tees on concrete structures.
Image Dr. S. Suriya Prakash, Associate Professor & Course Coordinator, IIT Hyderabad Dr. Suriya Prakash’s research expertise on structural concrete behaviour and strengthening of civil infrastructure. He worked with Structural Group Inc., a renowned firm in strengthening design and construction using advanced construction materials. He has authored more than thir-ty journal papers on the behavior of reinforced concrete/ prestressed concrete. He has also extensively worked on the strengthening of prestressed/precast elements with FRP composites. He has been collaborating with the University of Stuttgart on Anchor behavior on strengthened elements. He is a member of ASCE and ACI, USA.